4/16/2019

Siemens PLM Simulation Software Identifies 3D Printing Problem Areas

Originally titled 'Simulation Software Identifies Problem Areas'
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Rapid 2019: Siemens’ additive manufacturing (AM) process simulation product, part of its Simcenter 3D AM solution, is integrated into its NX CAD/CAM/CAE solution set.

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Siemens’ additive manufacturing (AM) process simulation product, part of its Simcenter 3D AM solution, is integrated into its NX CAD/CAM/CAE solution set. The tool enables users to simulate metal powder-bed deposition to achieve a first-time-right print, the company says. The simulation tool identifies regions of distortion, shrink lines, possible recoater collisions and areas of local overheating during material deposition.

Users can generate pre-compensated models to correct areas of distortion found during simulation. The product is said to be highly accurate and can save metal 3D printing companies time and money by eliminating the need for test prints.

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